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Kareena and Saif Turn into Business Partners

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, the hottest couple in bollywood these days, have reportedly taken their level of trust towards each other at a different level.

Tabloids are abuzz about the duo turning into business partners soon, as Saif is cutting off his association with his original business partner in his production House, Dinesh Vijan, and is slated to rope in Kareena as his official partner for the same production House.

Even though the name of the production House will remain the same ‘Illuminati Films ‘, it will have his beau Kareena Kapoor, who also is starring in the flick, being produced under the House, titled ‘Agent Vinod’, as one of the partners, in the official list.

Well, earlier reports were suggesting that Saif was having some problems with his business partner, and there was also some problem regarding a place not being booked by his partner for shooting one of the scenes for ‘Agent Vinod’, which had led to a lot of problems for the entire cast and crew, as the shoot had to be cancelled.

Now, however, the first schedule of the shooting for ‘Agent Vinod’ is over.

Thus, with so many problems, Saif Ali Khan has surely taken a step towards a better understanding, as it’s the trust that matters, and as far as Bebo and him are concerned, they do look to be great pals along with the great soul mates which they surely are for each other.

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Boman Irani to host a Business Game Show on TV

Indian actor Boman Irani is set to host a business game show "The Pitch" that aims at encouraging budding entrepreneurs and which will earn the winner a whopping Rs.5 crore. He says he wants to experiment as much as possible as he started out only at age 44.

"I don't have time on this planet, I started at 44, I have to go ahead and do what I want. When Shankar (Mahadevan) said to sing a song with him, I joined him...it should excite me. I won't do things for the sake of doing it. Something should strike a cord inside me... This ('The Pitch') did and I am on," Boman told after a television unveiled the reality show here Tuesday.

The show, which will be telecast on business news channel, will shortlist 10 people with some entrepreneurial ideas. They will face challenges thrown by some of India's prominent business leaders like Rahul Bajaj, Kishore Biyani, Nainalal Kidwai and filmmaker Karan Johar among others to win the show.

The 10-episode show will eliminate one contestant every day and the winner would be awarded Rs.5 crore to start his business.

Boman says he agreed for the show because he will get to learn a lot.

"I am excited to be a part of this show as I am truly convinced with the philosophy of promoting entrepreneurship. 'The Pitch' will not only identify the next big idea in India but will also help the winner see the light of day- offering them the funding to make the idea come alive," Boman said.

"I am eagerly waiting to learn from these bright and talented sparks of emerging India and test myself over the challenges set by the stalwarts of India," added the actor, who has worked in theatre before and is a professional photographer.

Peepli Live on Top at Box Office

Aamir Khan New Movie Peepli Live embarked on a very good start at several screens, but showed a healthy increase with every show. In fact, a section of the industry was skeptical about its performance at single screens, but the single screens also showed an escalation gradually.

The brand, Aamir Khan, ensured ample shows at plexes throughout the country. The business showed a jump towards evening shows 90% to 100%; superb] and the night shows are packed at many places in advance/block bookings at prime locations. The opening weekend is expected to be extra-ordinary since Sunday is a national holiday.

The film is a profitable venture for its producers, even if one doesn't add the revenue generated from theatrical avenues. The cost of production is approx. Rs. 6 cr. (excl. P. & A.) and the makers have already recovered Rs. 8 cr. from Satellite Rights and Rs. 2 cr. from Music Rights. The revenue generated from India theatrical, entire Overseas and Home Video is only going to add to the profits.

Priyanka Launches Official Website

Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra is bugged with the fake websites and imposters using her name in social networking sites. So, the actress has now decided to communicate with her fans directly through her official website where she plans to talk about her work, her films, interact with her fans and help them download her pictures or wallpapers.

The website named www.Iampriyankachopra.com was launched by her at Yashraj studios and Priyanka also plans to activate a feature in her website, which will enable her fans to directly communicate with her.

At the launch, Priyanka spoke only about her website and not about her forthcoming films like ‘Anjanna Anjaani’ or her television debut on reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’.

“If I will speak about my films and stuff, people will say ’self promotion’, so ‘no self promotion’,” said Priyanka Chopra.

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Amir Khan Movie Peepli Live Review

Peepli village residents, Natha (Omkar Das) and his elder brother Budhia (Yadav) lose their family land to the bank since they cannot repay their loan. Helpless, they seek help of the local village politician Bhai Thakur (Sitaram Panchal). While Bhai Thakur insults them, one of his cronies mockingly tells the duo about a Government Policy that gives monetary benefit to farmers committing suicides. The brothers take that idea seriously. In a superbly written scene, Budhia manages to get Natha volunteer to commit suicide for the sake of his family. A local reporter, Rakesh (Nawazuddin) gets the whiff of this and does a story on for his newspaper. He also intimates a big English news channel reporter Nandita Malik (Malaika Shenoy) about the same. But no sooner does she breaks this news on her channel, almost every single channel rushes in to cover Natha’s suicide story live. The local by-elections are just around the corner what with it being the state chief minister’s seat at stake. What all chaos it all leads to forms the rest part of the story.

TV journalist turned filmmaker Anusha Rizvi has handled her directorial debut like a pro. Her biggest ace is her black humour laced script that successfully packs in all the rot in our system. The lingo is earthy and much humour is derived from the manner it is spoken by the characters. Anusha leaves no stone unturned to poke fun of vote hungry politicians, the so called government policies for the BPL Indian’s that aide a dead farmer more than alive ones and the TRP thirsty channel heads and their reporters who don’t think twice before stooping to the lowest levels to grab audience attention. The poignant ends of Rakesh and an inconsequential village farmer stings your heart. While not many might agree with the unusual climax, it ends up presenting a disturbing fact. Though the film brings back memories of Mahesh Manjrekar’s Pran Jaaye Par Shaan Na Jaaye (2003) which had a character declaring a suicide and the commotion that follows, it’s Anusha’s subtlety in handling these portions that sets it apart.

Anusha scores high in her casting as her actors lend tremendous authenticity to the plot. Omkar Das Manikpuri is a real find. With his mere expressions, he makes his character extremely endearing. Raghuveer Yadav grabs your attention whenever on screen. Malaika Shenoy is extremely convincing. Naseerudin Shah’s cameo as the wily Agriculture Minister is just perfect. Playing to the gallery, Vishal Sharma as the Hindi TV channel journo nails it perfectly. Also impressive is Farrukh Jaffer as Natha’s bed ridden forever venom spewing mother and Shalini Vatsa as Natha’s feisty wife. Nawazzudin is exceptional as the reporter whose conscience awakens.

Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli [Live] is an excellent expose of the great Indian political tamasha, with the right amount of pinches at the flawed system and rightly showcases how the real value of a life is always ignored amidst the media circus. Please don’t miss it for anything. Black comedies like Peepli [Live] are a rarity in Bollywood.

Lafangey Parindey Review

Lafangey Parindey Cast

Producer :
Aditya Chopra

Director :
Pradeep Sarkar

Artists (Cast) :
Deepika Padukone
Neil Nitin Mukesh

Lafangey Parindey Review
Lafangey Parindey is the new movie from the Yash Lafangey ParindeyRaj Films banner, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone as the protagonists. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, the movie has been produced by Aditya Chopra. The lyrics have been penned by Swanand Kirkire. Lafangey Parindey is set to hit the cinema halls on 20th August, 2010.

Nandu (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a young biker who fights his opponents in the ring blindfolded and on the other hand, there’s Pinky Palkar (Deepika Padukone), who despite being blind is highly ambitious and hopes to reach the skies through her unusual talents. Set in the gritty streets of Mumbai, the movie focuses on the intriguing journey of a blindfolded fighter and a blind dancer, who along with four other young friends set out to achieve the impossible.

With two different personalities crossing each other, Nandu and Pinky travel through different paths of love, friendship, hope and grit. While the wild, raw and ever hungry to win Nandu tries to teach Pinky how to see, the unique, powerfully talented and fiercely ambitious Pinky tries to teach Nandu how to love. Will they both succeed in their respective goals? Are they destined to meet or will they have to pay a price for their love? Targeting the young and urban audience, ‘Lafangey Parindey’ brings out a fresh and extraordinary edgy love story with the never-say-die spirit. If you are game for some local fights, terrific roller skating and Mumbaikar awaragardi.

Katrina Kaif Dinner with Matadors in Spain

There is no denying the fact that Katrina’s beauty is so bewitching and magical that she leaves everyone speechless no matter what part of world she is in. Recently, she was in Spain for the shoot of Zoya Akhtar’s movei ‘Zindagi Mile Na Dobara’. The movie has quite a few sequences being shot there.

When the she was filming for the shoot of a bullfight there in Pampelona, the matadors present could not resist her charm. They refused to leave until she met with them. Two of them even proposed to Kats, who obliged them with a gala dinner with her.

Katrina Kaif has also done belly dance for a number in Farah Khan’s next project titled “Tees Mar Khan.” In a statement released to the media, Farah Khan, said that the actress were not only good to work with, but also came as a big surprise.

Khatta Meetha Review

Boollywood Movie Khatta Meetha takes stinging satirical swipes at the epidemic disease of corruption that has taken over the Indian ethos. Tragically the treatment is quite often heavyhanded. But the statement never drowns in the diatribe. Priyadarshan tends to fill up the outer edges with a profusion of incidental characters and over-elaborate gags and funny jokes that hold themselves in place in a world of unmitigated chaos like De Dana Dan.

Akshay Kumar’s family of discontented mal-paani-practitioners is a universe of brutish brothers and screechy sisters-in-law, and silently-suffering parents (played by those wonderful actors Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Aroona Irani).

It’s a family of corrupt road contractors and initially, Akshay seems the most wickedly immoral of them all. But hang on! As the narrative – at time plodding – moves forward we begin to understand the wacked-out sinister yet satirical, chaotic yet orderly, corrupt yet weirdly-ethical world of Sachin Tichkule.

Here’s a character that seems to have been written only for Akshay Kumar. And he gets hold of the ‘muddle’-class morality of Tichkule’s world with delightful earnestness. Frequently Akshay is exasperating in his efforts to explain why the middle class is in a state of self-destructive decline. But it isn’t the actor to blame. It is the nature of the material offered to the actor.

The domestic and professional world of Scahin Tichkule is not easy to penetrate. Akshay, demonstrating primetime ripeness in his body language and repertoire of Chaplinesque expressions, enters this wacky wounded world of the exploited and the damned with extraordinary empathy.

Akshay’s is a performance that is far more accomplished than it may seem to the popcorn province. He’s exasperating in his directness. He’s partly a cartoon character, partly an emblem of our times and wholly entertaining in his chaotic comprehension of the inadequacies of world we’ve inherited from the freedom fighters and brutally disfigured.

But alas! Akshay’s character is too wordy in his tongue type. The hallmark of Charlie Chaplin’s social comment was his silent expressions of protest. Akshay’s character and the film on the whole are much too verbose. The characters are constantly talking, as though not speaking would take away the audiences’ attention. A film making a social comment didn’t have to over-state its case so blatantly.

But the words do not cut into the narrative’s basic flow of tongue-in-cheek satire. Some sequences such as the one involving the steamroller and the elephant consume too much footage. The art of understatement eludes this political statement.

Trisha Krishnan in wearing chunky ear rings severe bureaucratic expressions makes an unusual debut. She is different from the short skirted hotties. But whether that difference makes a difference in Hindi cinema, time will tell.

Khatta Meetha stands tall in its message of restoring a semblance of moral order in the middle class. The last half-hour after Sachin Tickule’s sister is murdered, is thoroughly gripping. And the fight between Akshay and the corrupt goons in the crowded lanes is chilling in its realism.

Realism is a remotely but decidedly obtainable component in this parodic parable on the rotten fruits of excessively materialistic aspirations in post-Independence India.